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t Editorials ..................................... 4A Op-Ed .......................................... 5A Calendar ...................................... 6A N Synagogue Directory .................. 7A B&apos;nai Mitzvah .............................. 8A F L O R I D A J E W I S H E W S Scene Around ............................. 9A HERI COM 39, NOVEMBB 7; 2014 t4 CHESHVAN, 4 NDOI FLO OPY 75 Musical remembrance of Kristallnacht Dr. Michael Zerivitz Rabbi Chaim Pape of New York is writing the Torah scroll with a quill and special mix for ink. Chabad of North Orlando's new Torah scroll is coming to comple! To understand the excitement of dedicating a new Torah, think along the lines of Halley's Comet and Flights to the Moon. These momentous, awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime events stir a good deal of emotions in the people fortunate enough to view them first hand. While publishers can knock out mil- lions of copies with dozens of new titles a week, crafting a single Torah scroll .... takes over a year to complete. What's the holdup? Computerized printing presses make printing a cinch, although the results often have many errors. However, ancient Jewish law holds for a certified Torah scribe and everything from the character of the scribe to the quality of the parchment and type of ink are taken into account. Furthermore, each of the 304,808 letters and notation must be scripted to perfection. The Torah scroll, the most sacred object in Judaism is written with a quill and special mix for ink. The scribe writes the five books of Moses on of parchment, in exactly the same way it has been done since the times of Moses 3300 years ago. The slightest error voids the entire 54-portion parchment. When a scroll is completed it calls for great celebration by the community greeting it to its new home. On Sunday, Nov. 16, 2(14, 11a.m. at the Westin, 2974 International Pkwy. in Lake Mary, the Jewis[ community of Lake Mary and Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando will be welcoming their very first Torah scroll. Expert scribe Rabbi Chaim Pape of New York will complete the final letters of this magnificentscroll. Once the Torah is completed, there will be music, danc- ing and singing and the Torah is placed under a wedding canopy since the joy of welcoming a Torah is comparable to the joy of a wedding. For more information www.Jewish- or 407-878-3011. Lions, Pacesetters kick off 2015 An real Campaign with a record fundraiser The Jewish Federation kicked of its 2015 Shaping the Future Annual Cam- paign with a combined Hy Lake Pacesetters dinner and O -  -8 - < - 121 -- m -- -oe 7 tO 8,_ ._ _] 'e" r" eqff Women's Division Lion of Judah event on Sunday, Oct. 26. The event honored Harriett Lake and presented her with the Kipnis-Wilson/ Friendland Award that Lake received earlier this year at the International Lion of Judah Conference. The fes- tive'20s-style celebration was graciously hosted by Alan and Kelly Ginsburg at their home in Winter Park. The event set a winning pace for the Federation's Annual Campaign raising a record $313,000. In her remarks, Rhonda Forest, the chairwoman of the board, shared her vision of the Jew- ish Federation for the next several years. Some of the key areas of focus will be cultivating the next genera- tion of leaders to shape the future of the Jewish com- munity; creating new oppor- tunities for our Jewish Com- munity Relations Committee to engage in community affairs at the local, state and national levels, expanding Linda Hurwitz, Kelly and Alan Ginsburg, Rhonda Forest and Rene Brent salute Harrier Lake. Shalom Orlando to welcome and attract newcomers, and developing an Israel Re- source Center to coordinate missions to Israel. Forest added that Federation's main priority is fostering a robust fundraising program that would generate resources to support programs and services of partner agencies and synagogues. She also informed the group about the upcoming capital campaign to reduce the debt on the Maitland campus. Following her remarks, Forest introduced guest speaker Linda Hurwitz, na- tional campaign chair of the Jewish Federations of North America who has traveled across the United visiting 93 of the 156 Federation com- Campaign on page 14A Dr. Aaron Ichiro Hilbun Dr. Rose Shlyam Grace Each year the Holocaust Center in Maitland presents a program in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the assault on Jewish communities on Nov. 9 - 10, 1938 that many scholars identify as the begin- ning of Hitler's Final Solution. This year's commemora- tion, to be held Sunday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m., will feature a special program of Music of Courage presented by Dr. Rose Grace, on the piano and Dr. Aaron I. Hilbun playing the oboe. Together, they will share the music - much of which is rooted in Jewish culture - that evokes the past, present and future of people of strong resolve. Dr. Rose Shlyam Grace, a Russian-born pianist, is a soloist and chamber music recitalist who is frequently featured at well-known mu- sic conferences. Her recent recorded collaborations in- clude Notes, on North South Recording Label, Icarus: 20th century works for flute and piano, on Albany Records, and Bach to Bop and Back with jazz pianist Bill Dobbins on RIT recording label. She holds a doctorate in piano performance from the East- man School of Music, an M.A. in musicology from the Uni- versity of Chicago, and a B.M. in piano performance and musicology from the Oberlin Kristallnacht on page 14A Annual G.00L.00how cl,00se are its goals? By Uriel Heilman NEW YORK (JTA)--Jerry Silverman recently started his second five-year term as the CEO of the Jewish Federa- tions of North America--the first time that any chief of the federation umbrella organi- zation has been signed to a second term. With the federations' an- nual General Assembly near- ing--it's slated for Nov. 9-11 in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington--JTA thought it would be a good time to check in and see how the priority areas that Silver- man identified last year have fared. He outlined three priorities in his speech at the 2013 G.A. in Jerusalem. Silverman also presented two or three addi- tional ideas in a Forward Op- Ed, co-authored with JFNA board chair Michael Siegal, in response to the Pew survey's findings on Jewish America, and in an interview with JTA in the weeks leading up to that confab. Here's where those ideas and initiatives stand: "Let's have a national Google map of every young adult opportunity in the country." - Silverman at the G.A., November 2013. Flash90 Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, speaking at the umbrella group's General Assembly in Jerusalem, Nov. 7, 2013. Postponed due to "other emergencies," Silverman says, but "still in the queue." "We must commit to offer- ing free Jewish preschool to every Jewish family, a 'Jewish Head Start.'" - Silverman in G.A. on page 14A